Behavior and Behavior Mechanisms; Mental Disorders; Neurosciences; Psychiatry; Psychotherapy; Evidence-Based Medicine; Cognitive Science; Substance-Related Disorders; Psychiatry and Psychology
My long-term goal is to improve the effectiveness of addiction treatment through:
- More precise understanding of the treatments and mechanisms that produce the best outcomes in substance abusers;
- Development, refinement, and evaluation of innovative behavioral approaches;
- Working to increase the methodological quality of research in the field of substance abuse;
- Evaluating effective means of transferring new technologies and fostering broader use of empirically supported treatments by the clinical community;
- Training new researchers in the most rigorous methodology of treatment outcome research.
Current interests include computer-based treatments and training (CBT4CBT)
Specialized Terms: Addiction and treatment; Evidence-based treatments; Treatment development; Computer-assisted therapies; Research-practice partnerships; Clinician training; Psychotherapy-pharmacotherapy combinations; Neurocognitive effects of behavioral therapies
Extensive Research Description
- NIDA U10 “Clinical Trials Network: New England Node”
- NIDA K05 “Psychotherapy of Substance Use Disorders”
- NIDA R37 (NIH MERIT award) Computer Based Training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy:
- NIDA P50 Psychotherapy Development Center.
- NIDA R01 CBT4CBT for Spanish Speakers (with Dr. Manny Paris)
- Carroll, K.M., Kiluk, B.D., Nich, C., DeVito, E.E., Decker, S., LaPaglia, D., Duffey, D., Babuscio, T.A. & Ball, S.A. (2014). Towards empirical identification of a reliable and clinically meaningful indicator of treatment outcome for illicit drug use. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 137, 3-19
- Carroll, K.M, Kiluk, B.D., Nich, C., Gordon, M.A., Portnoy, G.A., Martino, D.R., & Ball, S.A. (2014). Computer-Assisted Delivery of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy: Efficacy and durability of CBT4CBT among cocaine-dependent individuals maintained on methadone. The American Journal of Psychiatry, 171, 436-444
- Kiluk, B.D.., Sugarman, D.E., Nich, C., Gibbons, C.R., Martino, S., Rounsaville, B.J. & Carroll, K.M. (2011). A methodological analysis of randomized clinical trials of computer-assisted therapies for psychiatric disorders: toward improved standards for an emerging field. Am J Psychiatry. 2011 Aug;168(8):790-9. doi: 10.1176/appi.ajp.2011.10101443. Epub 2011 May 2.
- Carroll, K.M., Ball, S.A., Martino, S., Nich, C., Babuscio, T. A. & Rounsaville, B.J. (2009). Enduring effects of a computer-assisted training program for cognitive behavioral therapy: A six-month follow-up of CBT4CBT. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2009 Feb 1;100(1-2):178-81. doi: 10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2008.09.015. Epub 2008 Nov 28.
- Carroll, K.M., Ball, S.A., Martino, S. Nich, C., Gordon, M.A., Portnoy, G.A. & Rounsaville, B.J. (2008). Computer-assisted delivery of cognitive behavioral therapy for addiction: A randomized trial of CBT4CBT. Am J Psychiatry. 2008 Jul;165(7):881-8. doi: 10.1176/appi.ajp.2008.07111835. Epub 2008 May 1.
- Carroll, K.M. & Rounsaville, B.J. (2007). A vision of the next generation of behavioral therapies research in the addictions. Addiction, 102, 850-862. PMCID: 2148498
- Carroll, K.M., Rounsaville, B.J., Nich, C., Gordon, L.T., Wirtz, P.W., & Gawin, F.H. (1994). One year follow-up of psychotherapy and pharmacotherapy for cocaine dependence: Delayed emergence of psychotherapy effects. Arch Gen Psychiatry. 1994 Dec;51(12):989-97.
- Carroll, K.M. (1997). Manual guided psychosocial treatment: A new virtual requirement for pharmacotherapy trials? Archives of General Psychiatry, 54, 923-928.